Assistant/Associate Director, Affinity Groups

6 months ago
Adv-Office of Alumni Affairs
Alumni Relations and Development
Full-Time / Part-Time


The Office of Alumni Affairs works to inform, inspire and involve Princeton’s global community of 90,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni around the world in the life of the University for a lifetime of learning, enrichment and service.


Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Regional Affairs, the Associate Director of Affinity Groups will be an integral member of a newly expanded three-person team within the Office of Alumni Affairs with primary responsibility for working with and supporting the work of alumni and alumni volunteers who engage with each other on the basis of a shared affinity or ethnic affiliation.  The team will consist of an Associate Director of Affinity Groups, an Associate Director of Affiliated Groups and the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and a coordinator.  The Associate Director of Affinity Groups plays an important role in articulating a strategic framework for identifying the new affinity-based organizations and in determining what services the Office of Alumni Affairs can provide.  This position will partner with designated organizations to build strong leadership teams with deep alumni pipelines for future success and will help these organizations promote interactions between alumni and develop mentoring relationships with students as appropriate. 





Major responsibilities of this position include maintaining regular contact with the volunteer leaders of Princeton's affinity groups (i.e., women and veterans), working in close partnership with the volunteer leaders of these organizations to ensure a broad range of on and off-campus engagement opportunities, communications, programs and events. 


This position also plays an active role in planning and implementing affinity-based conferences on campus, which includes managing a volunteer steering committee, content development, speaker recruitment, budgetary oversight, and follow-up planning, working closely with the communications and events teams in the Office of Alumni Affairs. 


As a member of the greater Regional Affairs team, the Associate Director will work closely with colleagues who support Princeton's broad network of clubs and regional associations, providing assistance on an as-needed basis, and will be expected to participate in all team and Office of Alumni Affairs-related activities, programs and events, giving support as required.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with strategic planning, project management, and events management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong skills in organization, setting goals and priorities, balancing multiple priorities simultaneously, attention to detail, and problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work with alumni volunteers and colleagues throughout the Princeton campus
  • Good judgement and discretion at all times and the ability to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite as well as database management systems
  • A willingness to travel extensively and the ability to work nights and weekends to participate in committee meetings and other alumni events, programs, and activities     


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education and/or not-for-profit organizations, alumni relations efforts and/or volunteer management
  • Marketing experience
  • Familiarity with Princeton University, its alumni, and its traditions 




Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 070

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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